February 19th, 2007 07:19 PM
ABC News does something right!
A friend sent me this link today and I was very glad she did. This will make your day. It surely made mine!
Person of the Week - Bert Brady - Welcome Home - ABC News
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe. Albert Einstein
February 19th, 2007 07:31 PM
It is good to see things like this on the news. Thanks for posting that.
Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.
February 19th, 2007 08:02 PM
Kinda makes you ashamed you are not doing more
You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
Ego will kill you. Leave it at home.
February 19th, 2007 08:03 PM
That is awesome. Thanks for posting it.
When we flew back home from Guf War 1, it was a week day and we landed in a little airport in Bangor Maine. The reception was spectacular, much like the one on the video.
To this day it makes me proud to know that those people took time out of their schedules on a weekday to greet us at the airport. Not because we felt we deserved it, and I can't put it into words that explain why I felt and feel that way.
In fact, at the time I saw it as people's way of trying to make up for the mistreatment of the Vietnam Vets, who were treated so horribly. In a way people were trying to give us the homecoming that those guys should have been given. They certainly deserved it more than I ever did.
Just like the men on the video, we never saw ourselves as heroes or anything, (I certainly didn't and still don't) but it's nice to know that people appreciate the sacrifices we made.
I wish I could be there to greet them all. God bless the people who are doing this great work.
Last edited by sgtD; February 19th, 2007 at 08:09 PM.
When you've got 'em by the balls, their hearts & minds will follow. Semper Fi.
February 19th, 2007 08:32 PM
I saw this the other day. I think it should be shown as a regular commercial several times a day.
Walk steathly - and carry a big Springfield.
February 19th, 2007 08:42 PM
February 19th, 2007 08:50 PM
Great program to let soldiers know they are appreciated.
"In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock." Thomas Jefferson
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February 19th, 2007 09:19 PM
The name "Brady" made me nervous, but definitely a good job. Seems a well written segment. Thanks for posting it.
The only thing that stops bad guys with guns is good guys with guns. SgtD
February 19th, 2007 10:34 PM
February 19th, 2007 11:05 PM
When I went through Bangor Maine I was amazed how many were there and what all they did. They had cookies and punch and they would donate their phones so we could make free phone calls. Great program, definetly makes you feel appreciated.
February 20th, 2007 07:34 PM
Thanks for posting this excellent story, and thanks to all of you who are helping our military personnel and their families!!
February 20th, 2007 07:54 PM
I know first hand how a greeting like the one in the video makes you feel. I got that type of greeting and welcome home when I came home after the Persian Gulf War (1991) and it made me feel amazing. I was so proud and so appreciative of all the people who took the time to come to the airport to welcome us home.
I remember stepping off the plane and onto the jetway that lead to the terminal and I could already hear the crowd. I thought that the airport must be really busy that day or something (Charleston SC Airport is not a real big airport) but as I got closer to the end of the jetway I was amazed to see approx 200 people waving American flags and wanting to shake our hands. I almost teared up it was so emotional, in fact it is making me feel the same way right now just thinking about it and it is over 15 year since it happened.
I wish more people took the time to thank a VET or active duty service member when they see them. I always shake the hand of the Marines who man the toys for tots locations around Christmas when I see them and any time I see a Military member. It is just the right thing to do.
February 20th, 2007 08:21 PM
As a non-mil person I can, believe it or not Mike, get a life-threatening lump in my throat!! How can we describe it? Love and pride? Yes, probably.
I almost teared up it was so emotional
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February 20th, 2007 10:04 PM
Originally Posted by Sig P239
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